20 January 2015
Chelyabinsk ombudsman set forth suggestions to be included in Governor’s Address

Chelyabinsk ombudsman set forth suggestions to be included in Governor’s Address

20 January 2015
On 20 January, Commissioner for Human Rights in Chelyabinsk Region Alexey Sevastyanov introduced a range of initiatives which in his opinion should be reflected in the Governor’s Address to the Legislative Assembly’s deputies in Chelyabinsk.
15 January 2015
Free legal assistance becomes more accessible in Tomsk region

Free legal assistance becomes more accessible in Tomsk region

15 January 2015
According to the new version of the regional law entered into force in Tomsk region as of 1 January 2015, the list of persons having the right to receive publicly-funded free legal assistance has been extended with such groups as non-working pensioners and non-working persons with disabilities of the 3rd category.
13 January 2015
Independence and authority of Russian ombudsmen

Independence and authority of Russian ombudsmen

13 January 2015
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma the draft laws which are to considerably change interaction between regional authorities and human rights commissioners.
30 December 2014
Defenders of refugees received awards

Defenders of refugees received awards

30 December 2014
On 24 December, the best charity providers were awarded at the end of the traditional Charity Days project in Sverdlovsk region. A non-commercial public organisation Uralsky Dom (The Ural House), highly appraised by Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region Tatiana Merzlyakova, received a special category award for their assistance to the displaced persons and refugees.
25 December 2014
Ekaterinburg human rights defenders and organisations summed up as year ends

Ekaterinburg human rights defenders and organisations summed up as year ends

25 December 2014
On 25 December, a press conference devoted to the matters and prospects of human rights in Sverdlovsk Region took place at the ITAR-TASS Regional Information Centre (Ekaterinburg). The region’s representatives spoke about the year-end results, as well as the most significant and problematic issues in human rights prospects of 2015.
19 December 2014
Penal colony inspector in Kostroma reprimanded for non-stamping prisoners’ letters

Penal colony inspector in Kostroma reprimanded for non-stamping prisoners’ letters

19 December 2014
The Commissioner for Human Rights in Kostroma Region reported on the results following the inspection of the information that in Penal Colony No. 3 convicts’ rights had been violated. The colony’s inspector in charge of the correspondence was held liable and reprimanded.
10 December 2014
‘The Hope. Chelyabinsk 2014’ film fest: winners named

‘The Hope. Chelyabinsk 2014’ film fest: winners named

10 December 2014
On 10 December, as a part of the decade of law organised by the Commissioner for Human Rights in Chelyabinsk Region, the second film festival ‘The Hope. Chelyabinsk 2014’ was held. There were winners awarded in six categories. In total, 15 films on human rights in penitentiaries had been submitted for competition.
30 November 2014
Children’s rights in Krasnodar Territory: survey results

Children’s rights in Krasnodar Territory: survey results

30 November 2014
In total, more than 700 forms were filled in. The survey showed that 98% of the pupils, even though unaware of the contents, they still know the Convention exists.
20 November 2014
Day of Legal Assistance to Children at the Human Rights Office in Sakha Republic (Yakutia)

Day of Legal Assistance to Children at the Human Rights Office in Sakha Republic (Yakutia)

20 November 2014
On 20 November 2014, the Human Rights Commissioner’s Office in Sakha hosted the events dedicated to the Day of Legal Assistance to Children.
07 November 2014
Institute of Commissioner for Human Rights in Tula Region celebrates its second anniversary

Institute of Commissioner for Human Rights in Tula Region celebrates its second anniversary

07 November 2014

Within the two years since the human rights body has been created, 3,337 appealed to the Commissioner in Tula for help.